From cold storage to strolling the park as the Sri Lanka cricket captain holding aloft the championship trophy! It is an apt summing up of 31-year old Upul Tharanga’s international career. Indeed, the left hander, who walked in to the Sri Lanka ODI team on August 2, 2005 against the West Indies in a home series as an opening batsman partnering Marvan Atapattu, soon insulated himself as an aggressive stroke maker in the role. His epoch making double ton partnership pairing with Sanath Jayasuriya versus England in England in a Test match remains memorable to this day. But Upul Tharanga sadly lost his way following a slight lean patch subsequently. Where many batsmen in that situation had benefitted from the… Read More →
Cricketer of the Year 2015 – Angelo Mathews Dialog People’s Player of the Year – T.M Dilshan Future Cricketer of the Year – Kusal Mendis Test Batsman of the Year 2015 – Dinesh Chandimal Test Bowler of the Year 2015 – Rangana Herath Test All Rounder of the Year 2015 – Angelo Mathews ODI Batsman of the Year 2015 – Kumar Sangakkara ODI Bowler of the Year 2015 – Lasith Malinga ODI All Rounder of the Year 2015 – Angelo Mathews T20I Batsman of the Year 2015 – T.M.Dilshan T20I Bowler of the Year 2015 – Lasith Malinga ODI Batsman of the Year 2015 (Womens) – Chamari Atapattu ODI Bowler of the Year 2015 (Womens) – Inoka Ranaweera ODI All rounder of… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket introduces new initiative aimed at boosting standards of cricket Sri Lanka Cricket announced today (29) that the man considered by many to be the best left-arm fast bowler of all time and an absolute legend in world cricket, Wasim Akram, would conduct a special workshop in Colombo on December 1st at the SSC. Pakistan’s King of Swing, and the man known to have complete mastery over swing and seam will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 29th at the invitation of President Sri Lanka Cricket, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala MP and will grace Sri Lanka Cricket’s annual awards night on the 30th November as a Guest of Honour. Akram will launch SLC’s latest initiative in the development of… Read More →
සිම්බාබ්වේ පැවති තුන්කොන් එක්දින ක්රිකට් තරගාවලිය ඉරිදා (27) නිමාවට පත්වුයේ ශ්රී ලංකා කණ්ඩායම කඩුලු 6කින් සිම්බාබ්වේ පරදා බ්ලූමවුන්ටන් ඇකිලියොන් සූරතාවය දිනාගනිමිනි. මූලික වටයේ අවසාන තරගයේදී ලකුණු 94ක් රැස් කරමින් නැවත ලකුණු අතරට පිවිසි කුසල් මෙන්ඩිස් අවසාන තරගයේදී ලකුණු 57ක් ලබා තරගයේ වීරයා හා තරගාවලියේ වීරයා සම්මාන වලට හිමිකම් කීවේය. (අවසාන තරගයේදී සිම්බාබ්වේ ඕවර 36.3 දී ලකුණු 160 යි ශ්රී ලංකාව ඕවර 37.3 දී කඩුලු 4ට 166යි.) නායක උපුල් තරංග නොදැවී 57යි.මේ තරගාවලියට ඉදිරිපත් වු අනෙක් කණ්ඩායම වන බටහිර ඉන්දීය කොදෙව් දූපත් පිල සිම්බාබ්වේ කණ්ඩායමට වඩා ප්රබල තත්වයකින් ද ශ්රී ලංකාව සමග සම දක්ෂ මට්ටමකින් පසුවුවත් ඔවුන් අවාසනාවන්ත කණ්ඩායමකි. තරග තුනකදීම ජයග්රහණය අසලටම කොදෙව්වන් පැමිණියත් ජයග්රහණයක් ලැබීමට තරම් ඔවුන් වාසනාවන්ත නොවීය. සිබ්බාබ්වේ තරගාවලියට සහභාගි වූ කණ්ඩායම් තුන අතරින් ප්රබලම කණ්ඩායමක් වූ… Read More →
175 Girls participated in the event. Sri Lanka Cricket conducted the program with the support of the Provincial and District Coaches.
Sri Lanka’s trophy clinching comprehensive 6-wicket triumph over Zimbabwe skippered by Upul Tharanga in the three cornered triangular final at Harare on Sunday was a fitting rounding off for the Sri Lankans. For, it was a relative new look team with a strong cast of youngsters thrust under the leadership of an old guard in Tharanga while fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekera was the only other player from the old cast. Going into the championship, Sri Lanka was tested strongly having allowed the hosts Zimbabwe to dominate them initially losing to the West Indies while figuring in a no decision with Zimbabwe. At the start Sri Lanka lacked the required type of cohesion of knitting as an unit. A major concern… Read More →
SLC removes restrictions that see talent under-utilized Sri Lanka Cricket announced today (28) in a widely lauded move, that any players who have participated in the national tournaments during the current season will be eligible to play in higher tier tournaments during the same season, subject to the club represented at a lower tier not participating at the higher tier. The decision was made in consideration of circumstances whereby talented young players are forced to miss the tournaments due to employment obligations and the like, which have thus far rendered them ineligible to play at higher tiers. It was the consensus of the Executive Committee that such a waste of talent would only negatively impact the quality of Cricket in… Read More →
ටෙස්ට් හෝ එක්දින කි්රකට් කණ්ඩායමක කිසියම් පිතිකරුවකු කණ්ඩායමේ ඕනෑම ස්ථානයක පිතිකරණයේ යෙදීමට සමත්වේ නම් හේ විරළ ඝණයේ පිතිකරුවෙකි. එවැනි පිතිකරුවන් ලොවට සිටින්නේද අතලොස්සකි. ශී්ර ලාංකීය පිතිකරුවන් අතරින් කණ්ඩායමේ ඕනෑම ස්ථානයක කී්රඩා කළ හැකි පිතිකරුවකු ලෙස ධනංජය ද සිල්වා නම් කළ හැකිවේ. ඔහු එක්දින තරඟවලදී ආරම්භක පිතිකරු ලෙසත් අංක 03 ස්ථානයේත් කී්රඩා කරයි. ටෙස්ට් තරඟයකදී හේ් පිටියට පිවිසෙන්නේ අංක හය හත අට ස්ථානයටය. ඕනෑම ස්ථානයක කී්රඩා කිරීමේ දක්ෂතාව මේ විත්තිකරු සතුවේ. මීට කළින් කුමාර් සංගක්කාර, මහේල ජයවර්ධන, සනත් ජයසුරිය, තිලකරත්න දිල්ෂාන් වැනි ජාත්යන්තරයේ නමක් දිනු පිතිකරුවන් ලංකා කණ්ඩායමේ ඉහළ හා පහත ස්ථානවල පිතිකරණයේ යෙදුණු අයුරු අපට මතකය. තිස්සමහාරාමයේ දෙබරවැව මධ්ය මහා විදුහලෙන් කි්රකට් කී්රඩාවට පිවිසි ධනංජය ද සිල්වා බදුරලිය කී්රඩා සමාජය, රාගම කී්රඩා සමාජය, කඳුරට මෙරූන්ස් ටැමිල් යුනියන් (ද්රවිඩ සමාජය* ශී්ර… Read More →
Half-centuries from batting duo keep chase on track after bowlers dismiss Zimbabwe for 160 Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis struck half centuries as Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by six wickets to clinch the triangular series trophy at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Sunday (November 27). After bowling Zimbabwe out for 160 in 36.3 overs, Sri Lanka lost three early wickets before Tharanga and Mendis chased down the target in 37.3 overs. Zimbabwe had shown great resilience in making the final after initial losses by going past West Indies, but in the title clash, Sri Lanka proved to be too good. Zimbabwe was rocked early after Graeme Cremer, the captain, won the toss and elected to bat first. Peter Moor, the wicketkeeper-batsman, was the… Read More →
The cutting edge dimension far reaching plan driven by Sri Lanka Cricket’s far sighted President, Thilanga Sumathipala to steer the sport in Sri Lanka under a hitherto never seen concept to drive domestic cricket at all levels in the length and breadth of the country is by all accounts path breaking for the cricket crazy island nation whose over 20 million people delight in. It would effectively be path breaking for the future of Sri Lanka cricket given the fact that the game had been negated in the past due to the lack of an adequate network and finances to address cricket and set in smooth motion from the grassroots level of the domestic periphery undermining national performance; mainly in… Read More →
Sri Lanka has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against the West Indies in the fifth match of the tri-nation series in Bulawayo on Wednesday. Javagal Srinath of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Upul Tharanga’s side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. As such, Tharanga has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while… Read More →
Motivation, Team Building and Leadership Training Programme for Sri Lanka under 19 Cricket Team was held at the Combat Training School SLAF Diyatalawa since 17 to 21 November 2016. The training programme was organized under the patronage of the Commanding Officer Air Commodore CB Labrooy. The course was geared towards improving the self-confidence, motivation, leadership qualities and awareness of customs and etiquette of the cricketers while developing positive thinking through theoretical and practical training to enhance performance and the winning spirit among members. The closing ceremony of the programme was held on 21 November 2016 under the auspices of the Officer Commanding Training Wing Commander GPNC Piyasena.